L2P Mentors attend road safety forum
On Tuesday night Ange and some mentors from the L2P Driver Mentor Program attended the community road safety forum at Wendouree Performing Arts Centre.
We heard from Victoria Police, emergency medical staff, and family members whose lives have been touched by road trauma.
The stories we heard were incredibly powerful, and guest speakers made the following key points:
1. If you are heading on a night out, organise a designated driver ahead of time – don’t ever get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is never worth the risk;
2. Inattention and distraction kills – don’t use your phone while driving, and don’t ever take your eyes off the road;
3. Don’t be complacent – don’t think that road trauma could never happen to you;
4. Road trauma has a ripple effect. It devastates families and communities, and there is a ‘hidden road toll’ of people dealing with permanent disability, grief and trauma throughout our community.